dayoutlast is a record of my direct engagement with mostly contemporary art, mostly Los Angelean.

As this blog has evolved since its 2010 inception, so has my perspective. What I once perceived as central within the investigation was what was central, literally, within the photographic frame that I shared here. While still an important consideration, such thinking has also given way to more peripheral considerations, ones also accompanied occasionally by text (written manifestation of thought) and the oscillations between them. What's missing here are larger unknowns surrounding issues of presentation and representation; the amount of time and space it actually takes to accomplish such first-hand observations; and the quandaries between documentation and interpretation.

Despite my attempt to communicate here with image and text what is essential in some respect about the artwork, neither representation should ever be considered a substitution for the primary viewing experience. Of course, occasionally there are exceptions.

Most of the time, these posts are merely remnants---residual fragments---from my last day out.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Allison O'Daniel @ Agency Contemporary Art

(nighttime viewing)

(daytime viewing)

Fondamenta @ Barrett Art Gallery

Matt Paweski
Partition, 2015
Euro-beech hardwood, birch plywood, steel, copper rivets, enamel and wax
2 Parts/each 18 x 6 x 6 inches
Pedestal 60 x 42 x 7

Matt Paweski
Drapes (Split),  2014
Euro-beech hardwood, birch plywood, steel, copper rivets, enamel, and wax
18 x 11 x 11
Pedestal 42 x 12 x 12

Matt Connors
Left: Real (Black and Pink) Bottom, 2015
Acrylic on plywood
23 x 20 x 2.5 inches

Right: Real (Red, Red, and Black) Bottom, 2015
Acrylic on plywood
23 x 20 x 2.5 inches

Matt Connors
Complaints III, 2014
Powder-coated steel, 8 parts
Dimensions site specific

Alma Allen @ Blum & Poe

Not Yet Titled, 2014
Bronze, cedar pedestal
53 3/4 x 20 x 20 1/2 inches
Pedestal: 23 x 23 x 23 inches

Not Yet Titled, 2014
Yule marble, cedar pedestal
81 x 63 x 14 inches
Pedestal: 10 x 34 3/4 x 12 inches

Not Yet Titled, 2014
134 x 56 x 29 inches

Note: Previous two photos courtesy of Blum & Poe website.

Not Yet Titled, 2014
16 x 9 x 10 inches

Michael Rey: OMES @ Cherry and Martin